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Farewell

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

MyDropzone 1.2

18 Oct 2016 Edited
#1
MyDropzone replaces MyBB's default attachments behavior with a reliable drag and drop solution (Dropzone.js) which uses AJAX instead. Uploading an attachment becomes extremely easy and fast.

MyDropzone adds 1 stylesheet and 3 templates which overwrite the default ones during runtime. Existing templates are not edited nor deleted.

Minimum requirements


PHP 5.4
MyBB 1.8.0

Features


MyDropzone does not come with many complicated features other than being a neat replacement for the attachments box, and that's pretty much it. MyDropzone inherits all the existing attachments features – except for approving/unapproving, which is not available in the current version. A special mention goes to Imgur.com support which lets your users upload images anonymously to Imgur.com and the generated URL will be added to their messages as soon as the upload finishes.

Quick reply attachments


MyDropzone adds support for posting attachments from quick reply. However, it does not edit any templates, so in order to use this functionality you need to alter templates by yourself. This decision was made because in the past, many lamented that a particular functionality in other plugins was not working while they were using a custom theme and the search and replace routine was not able to find the associated pattern.

If you want to enable your users to post attachments from quick reply, edit your showthread_quickreply template, and add the following variable wherever you want the box to appear:

{$attachbox
This loads nothing but the post_attachments template as it does in New Reply, New Thread, Edit Post, etc.. Once you style the attachment box, quick reply automatically inherits the same styling.

Multiple attachments simultaneously


MyDropzone supports uploading multiple attachments at the same time. Just drag and drop how many attachments you want to upload, and it will handle all of them at once till the maximum limit (which inherits from the attachments system settings) is reached.

This feature is also available on stock MyBB 1.8.19 onwards.

Imgur.com support informations


How to get the Client ID


In order to upload images to Imgur, you need to enter a Client ID in MyDropzone settings, otherwise the plugin will fall back to default server uploading.

If you do not have an Imgur.com account, register for free and go to this page to create a new application. Fill the informations and select Anonymous usage without user authorization under Authorization type.

When you have finished, go to this page and copy the Client ID, add it to MyDropzone settings and enjoy.

Rate limits


Imgur.com limits their API usage to 1250 uploads per day. Although this should be ok with most of MyBB boards out there, if you are running a big board (100k+ users) you may want to switch to normal image handling. For more informations on limitations imposed by Imgur.com, visit this page.

Notice under the attachment box


Due to the fact that MyDropzone does not edit templates, I have added a notice to the mydropzone_attachments_new template informing users that their images are posted to Imgur. If you are not willing to use this feature, delete the corresponding HTML you can find in the template.

Customization


You can completely customize MyDropzone's appearance by tweaking with its templates (MyDropzone Templates Group) and its stylesheet (mydropzone.css). Support will be given when possible.

Compatibility


MyDropzone is compatible with MyBB 1.8.0+ and PHP 5.4+. Browser compatibility is listed on Dropzone.js documentation.

Previews


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Availability


MyDropzone is available for free. WARNING SIGN Support is discontinued due to my departure from programming. Read more why here.


This project is licensed under

MIT


A simple license with little to no use restrictions, except for author's crediting. Read the provided LICENSE file for more informations.

Permissions

Commercial use
Modification
Distribution
Private use
Limitations

Warranty
Liability
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Enes Palit, Tac, MichU And 2 others like this post
Brenda 18 Oct 2016 Edited
#2
Works great, definitely recommend it. :)

Good work shades!
Tecca 20 Oct 2016 Edited
#3
I get a 403 forbidden message when trying to upload (not using imgur).
POST https://www.example.com/editpost.php?pid=87&processed=1 403 (Forbidden) dropzone.js:1386
Edit: works fine when I select the Imgur option (I had set it up just in case I decided to use it).

Also, side note: previewing on your forum posts instead of previews.
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Shade 20 Oct 2016
#4
Can you provide your board URL and a test user in a chat PM @Tecca? That's oddly unexpected. Thank you!
Tecca 20 Oct 2016 Edited
#5
Can you provide your board URL and a test user in a chat PM @Tecca? That's oddly unexpected. Thank you!
Shade (20 Oct 2016)
Details sent! EDIT: Didn't realize you said chat PM, I sent it via normal PM.
Dr.Jeet 22 Oct 2016
#6
After uploading files,
On Admin CP, Configuration -----> plugins show blank page.
Installed plugins not shown.
i have to delete that mydropzone.php file from plugins to see installed plugins.
Shade 22 Oct 2016
#7
You probably don't meet the requirements (PHP 5.4+ is mandatory).
Dr.Jeet 22 Oct 2016
#8
Ya..its 5.3.29.
So now what i have to do dear bro?
Shade 22 Oct 2016
#9
The only thing you can do is to update your PHP version. I do not support older versions of PHP.
Eldenroot 23 Oct 2016
#10
@Shade - can you please post more screenshots with MyBB default theme? I would like to see it before I make a final decision. Thx!